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    I guess I'm a little confused as to why it...

    I guess I'm a little confused as to why it matters. Why does it matter if they have an event called surfing in the Olympics and instead people ride a fake wave? Does this actually hurt your surfing...
  2. Thread: PR: Aggro

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    Domes...where they also said we were not allowed...

    Domes...where they also said we were not allowed to paddle out from the point or ride from the point
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    This is a 100% true story, I saw it happen about...

    This is a 100% true story, I saw it happen about 50 feet away from me. It was very loud and everyone in the crowded lineup saw what happened. Even the other locals said they have never seen...
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    PR: Aggro

    Just got back from a trip to Rincon and the tension was worse than ever. A tourista dropped in on one of the locals and then mouthed off to him. So the local paddled over and punched the tourist...
  5. Thread: Anyone ever...

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    Once I was surfing in Australia by myself on DP...

    Once I was surfing in Australia by myself on DP and I saw a gray fin swimming towards me. It was about 20 yards out and I thought it was the end. But it turned out to be a school of Dolphin
  6. Thread: RIP Dave Mirra

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    Very sad, grew up watching this guy :(

    Very sad, grew up watching this guy :(
  7. you have to wait for the payments to get the full...

    you have to wait for the payments to get the full 800ML if not taking the cash lump sum, and of course they take out taxes. So in the end I'm not sure 2 * 292ML (cost * chances) > net winnings.
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    Indo...not sure how long 8K would keep you going,...

    Indo...not sure how long 8K would keep you going, but it would get you there and back.
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    i have to give props to the water patrol. they...

    i have to give props to the water patrol. they were outstanding the whole time. the rocks were insane on the left and the right had crazy drops. I wonder if the improved safety equipment gives...
  10. Thread: EPS in NYC?

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    So I finally got to ride the board this past...

    So I finally got to ride the board this past weekend. It worked perfectly! Performed exactly what I envisioned:
    - lots of volume made it very easy to paddle and catch 3-4 footers
    - rails and fish...
  11. Thread: EPS in NYC?

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    Dimensions: 6'1" length, 21" wide, 2 3/4" thick,...

    Dimensions: 6'1" length, 21" wide, 2 3/4" thick, fish tail, round nose, 4 degree fin cant thruster, no concaved bottom, 4" nose rocker, flat center section, 2" tail rocker, low rails, flat surface,...
  12. Thread: EPS in NYC?

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    Just Finished

    - Made the board entirely by hand with no power tools
    - Transformed one bedroom apartment in NYC building into work shop: plastic tarp barriers, fan, lamp, buckets for stand, books for weights
    -...
  13. Thread: EPS in NYC?

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    Update

    I just finished the lamination. That was definitely more tricky than the shaping. It was basically a comedy of errors for me. I stepped back and kicked over the bucket of resin on the floor, at...
  14. Thread: EPS in NYC?

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    shaped

    Just finished shaping...it took a lot of sweat and patience but it looks great! on to the next challenge of sealing and lamination.
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    did you get something that worked finally?

    did you get something that worked finally?
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    yea, that's what i was gonna try doing...a little...

    yea, that's what i was gonna try doing...a little elbow grease and a vision
  17. Thread: EPS in NYC?

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    looking for a challenge, gonna do it all by hand...

    looking for a challenge, gonna do it all by hand without any power tools...
  18. Thread: EPS in NYC?

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    EPS in NYC?

    Well, I've decided to try shaping my first board. Anyone know a place around NYC to order blocks of EPS foam to have shipped to my house? I'm not looking for blanks, gonna start from scratch.
  19. Thread: Winter Surfing

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    Long Beach, NY

    Long Beach, NY
  20. Thread: Winter Surfing

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    vaseline on face, 5/4 wetty, 5mm gloves, 7mm...

    vaseline on face, 5/4 wetty, 5mm gloves, 7mm boots -- have gone 15 degrees for 2 hours...but i have to quit with enough energy to walk back to the train station and change in the parking garage...
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    I just ordered one for a christmas present,...

    I just ordered one for a christmas present, hopefully you can ship these things quickly. My experience with the start up companies hasn't been good so far.
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    1) he ran out of the water in the last event with...

    1) he ran out of the water in the last event with 2mins remaining like a punk, and ended up losing
    2) he sprayed me during a free surf session in long beach NY last year
  23. Thread: Fish Stories

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    The sea was angry that day my friends, like an...

    The sea was angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to return soup at a deli! I got about fifty-feet out and then suddenly the great beast appeared before me. I tell ya he was ten stories...
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    sweet, I just got upgraded from junior member

    sweet, I just got upgraded from junior member
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    one time i was so stoked to get into the waves I...

    one time i was so stoked to get into the waves I put my fins on backwards and some guy told me before I got in the water
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